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George Bork


George Paul Bork

Inducted 1999

Date of Birth



Mt. Prospect, IL


Northern Illinois University (1960-1963)


George Bork lettered four years at Northern Illinois and was the starting quarterback the last three. He threw for 60 touchdowns, two as a freshman, four as a sophomore, 22 as a junior, 32 as a senior. Coach Howard Fletcher installed a formation he called "Shotgun Spread" and Bork was the star. In 1962, Bork led the nation in total offense and passing. He completed 232 passes for 2,506 yards. He repeated in 1963 with 244 completions for 3,077 yards. He was the first man in college football history to pass for 3,000 yards in a season. In both 1962 and 1963, Bork made Little All-America and was named Most Valuable Player in the Interstate Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. His career totals were 577 completions and 6,782 yards. The Huskies' marching band, at a 1963 game, formed the letters B-O-R-K and played "You Gotta Be A Football Hero." The school retired his jersey No.11. The Huskies went 8-2 in 1962. They were 10-0 in 1963, including a 26-14 victory over Southwest Missouri in the Mineral Water Bowl. Top games for Bork: seven touchdown passes against Wisconsin-Whitewater, 43 passes completed against Central Michigan, 445 yards against Whitewater, 389 against Winona--all in 1963. He played in 1964-67 with Montreal in the Canadian Football League.


Height 6'1

Weight 178

Career Highlights

  • 1963 First Team All-America (College Div & NAIA)
  • 1963 Led nation in passing
  • 1963 Led nation in passing
  • 1963 Led nation in total offense
  • 1962 First Team All-America (College Div. & NAIA)
  • 1962 Led nation in total offense
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